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Love Park

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Address: John F. Kennedy Blvd and North 15th St, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone Number: 215 636 1666
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
Description: Also known as the JFK Plaza, Love Park is home to the iconic LOVE...
Also known as the JFK Plaza, Love Park is home to the iconic LOVE sculpture and is a resting spot atop the bustling Ben Franklin Parkway.
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It Is Skateboarding History

In the mid-1980's a group of young people discovered Vincent Kling's curving steps and ledges to be perfect for skateboarding. It was the combination of the different levels and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

In the mid-1980's a group of young people discovered Vincent Kling's curving steps and ledges to be perfect for skateboarding. It was the combination of the different levels and curves, continuous granite surfaces, and the large space for sessions that attracted skaters. Gradually LOVE Park's reputation spread around the skateboard community as skateboarders from all over the city and surrounding... More 

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Sterling, Virginia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
13 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I have seen far too many reviews on here about it being a let down or not what you expect... Please realize that you are going to see a sign that says LOVE in the middle of a park. THAT IS IT! It is exactly as advertised and you will get no more and no less! I think it is... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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85 reviews 85 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

What more do you need? Great must do experience in Philly. Looks down towards the iconic Philadelphia Museum of Art, beautiful walk from LOVE to all that art along the way. I stop and take a photo every time I'm in town. No photo is ever the same.

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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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65 reviews 65 reviews
35 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Yes his is a very iconic image so maybe it's worth a trip just for that. Yet, there is nothing there other than the LOVE sculpture.

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Granville, Ohio
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45 reviews 45 reviews
21 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We stopped by because we were in the area and figured it would be a good opportunity to take pictures. We still took pictures, but I had a very disappointed friend who uttered the sentence, "This can't be it." It is much smaller than what we had in mind, which is our own fault of course. However, I would not... More 

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Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Nice little park with a good theme for popping "the question" and taking pictures! She said yes so of course I'd give this place 5 stars! Not too far of the path of things to see. We had a nice time in Philly!

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Lancaster, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Not a lot to do here during the winter, but the "Love" sign is a great photo spot. The sign was smaller than we had anticipated, but we had no other issues here.

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Landover, Maryland
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

If you are ever in the city, this is a great place for a picture. There is a parking garage right below the park. Afterwards, take a walk to the Liberty Bell. However, take the Philadelphia Phlash Transit Loop bus back to get dropped off right in front of Love Park.

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37 reviews 37 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This place is a toliet. All the homeless use it as a restroom, the skaters have torn the steps all up, and then there are the rats. The sign is small and not worth your time. I'm embarrassed that tourists come to this city and see this, I'm downright disgusted with how the city keeps it.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

My Husband and I were strolling around Philadelphia streets on a Saturday Evening. We had heard so much about this park, and were not disappointed. The night was chilly, so there were hardly 7-8 folks around the park. It was a beautiful place. The art was much smaller than what we could see on photographs. A passerby offered to click... More 

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